For most kids, the best
thing ever is cereal and TV on a
Saturday morning. Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Cocoa
Puffs. What could possibly make this proposal better?
How about snarfing down that sugar-fortified goodness while
watching a cool kid flick in a theater? Hel-lo!
The Indianapolis Museum of
Art has teamed up with Indy Film Fest and the Anthenaeum to provide the one and only Cereal Cinema. On
the first Saturday of every month, the IMA and the Anthenaeum
(alternating locations) host a family-friendly, classic movie and breakfast. But not just any breakfast -- we're talking a cereal bar here. A kid's sugarcoated dream come true.
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Photo by Jami Stall
Artist Walter Lobyn Hamilton created this mixed media Louis Armstrong out of musical words and phrases intricately cut from vinyl records. See him Saturday at the at the Hip-Hop Family Day at the IMA.
For five bucks a ticket,
you and your kids (or your nieces and nephews, if you're the cool aunt or
uncle) can enjoy all the sweet, crunchy goodness your heart desires, as well as
a movie on the big screen.
While Cereal Cinema is
certainly fun (and isn't that reason enough to host this kind of event?),
Curator of Audience Experiences and Performance of the IMA Scott Stulen says this partnership attempts to expose younger
folks and families to these facilities and embed the events with some experiential
learning in the process.
"Collaborations, like Cereal Cinema, help support fellow cultural
organizations in Indianapolis and continue to make this a vibrant and exciting
place to live," says Stulen. "We hope this series
gives kids and their parents programming they can enjoy together, reliving the
joy of waking up on a Saturday morning and watching a movie with a heaping bowl
But this is not a
drop-them-off-and-leave kind of event, unless the kiddos are over 12 years old.
It's a family affair.
The cereal bar opens at
9:30 a.m., the movie starts at 10 a.m. Fair warning: Stulen
says the Corn Pops go quickly.
Tomorrow (March 7th) the movie Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo will be a part of your complete breakfast.
This Saturday's Cereal Cinema also coincides with the Hip-Hop
Family Day at the IMA to showcase urban culture with art and music. Some of the
events overlap Cereal Cinema activities, so be sure to check out the schedule below for details.
Photo Courtesy of the IMA
Hip-Hop Family Day offers deejay lessons in spinning and scratching turntables with Deckademics.
The IMA Family Day events are free (except for Cereal
Cinema, which costs $5) and run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Highlights include the
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hip-Hop Songwriting Workshop
with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo in the Pop Up Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Demonstrations by vinyl artist Walter Lobyn Hamilton (whose awesome works include intricately cut
vinyl records incorporated into his portraits) and renowned graffiti artists FAB Crew
11:30 a.m. -2:15 p.m. Lessons in
spinning and scratching turntables with deejays from Deckademics, the place for learning to deejay in Indy.
11:30 a.m. - noon and again 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Family gallery
tours featuring artworks inspired by urban culture.
2 - 3 p.m. Secret Agent 23 Skiddoo
concert in The Toby
The IMA will also offer special discounts on membership at the event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of Skidoo
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will offer a Hip-Hop Songwriting Workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
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